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Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal mining towns in eastern Kentucky.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Timothy Olyphant ...  Raylan Givens 78 episodes, 2010-2015
Nick Searcy ...  Art Mullen 78 episodes, 2010-2015
Joelle Carter ...  Ava Crowder 78 episodes, 2010-2015
Jacob Pitts ...  Tim Gutterson 78 episodes, 2010-2015
Erica Tazel ...  Rachel Brooks 78 episodes, 2010-2015
Walton Goggins ...  Boyd Crowder 74 episodes, 2010-2015
Natalie Zea ...  Winona Hawkins 49 episodes, 2010-2015
Jere Burns ...  Wynn Duffy 46 episodes, 2010-2015
David Meunier ...  Johnny Crowder 39 episodes, 2010-2015
Jonathan Kowalsky ...  Mike 32 episodes, 2011-2015
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Storyline

U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is a modern day nineteenth century-style lawman, enforcing his brand of justice in a way that puts a target on his back with criminals, and places him at odds with his bosses in the Marshal service. That conflict results in a reassignment for Givens to the U.S. District covering the town where he grew up. He is an anachronism, a tough, soft-spoken gentleman who finds his quarry fascinating, but never gives an inch. Dig under his placid skin and you'll find an angry man who grew up hard in rural Kentucky, with an outlaw father, who knows a lot more about who he doesn't want to be than who he really is. Written by FX Publicity

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lawman See more »

Filming Locations:

Green Valley, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Raylan Givens was previously played by James Le Gros in Pronto (1997), based on the novel by Elmore Leonard. LeGros also portrayed petty criminal Wade Messer in the series. See more »

Goofs

It is clear from the surrounding countryside in more than a few episodes that while the series is set in SE Kentucky, it isn't filmed there. This includes scenes with treeless mountains in the background and semi-arid landscapes. See more »

Quotes

Raylan Givens: You're gonna bob and weave out of the path of a bullet? That I'd like to see.
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Connections

Referenced in Archer: The Wind Cries Mary (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Long Hard Times To Come
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(Title Theme)
Written by Rench and T.O.N.E-z
Performed by Gangstagrass featuring T.O.N.E-z
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I would not be surprised if this series won an Emmy.
23 March 2010 | by Jim PortoSee all my reviews

I rarely watch TV, but being such an Elmore Leonard fan I had to see if Justified lived up to Leonard's books. This series appears to be based upon Riding the Rap. Episode 2 actually uses dialog that is taken straight from the book, so I assume Leonard is consulting on this project. The series, at least the first two episodes, captures the wacky but gritty Elmore Leonard style that I love. I disagree about the slowness of pace. I think the series is paced correctly for maximum benefit. Given the cramped style of a 40 or so minute format, I am surprised that they are able to pack in as much as they do. My guess is that the series will be one long exposition of the book, which is fine with me since I am always sorry when I come to the end of an Elmore Leonard novel. If the script and the visual effects didn't capture my mental image of Leonard's novels, then I would not watch.. But the writers, directors and in particular the actors...all of them...have nailed Elmore Leonard. This is far better than Get Shorty. It has the grittiness and the fidelity missing in that movie. I would not be surprised if this series won an Emmy.


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